I always get nervous on a wedding photography shoot…. “but nerves are good, it shows you care about the couple’s big day” I was once told. However today I was doubly nervous, as the weather forecast really was not in our favour. Georgina & Alisdair’s Wedding Day started decidedly damp underfoot from overnight rain. More heavy rain was due around the group photos outside the church. As is usual I had already had a look around the church & grounds at our early planning stage. Today I decided to give myself even more time ahead of schedule so I had a Plan B in mind if the forecast was accurate. As the Groom’s party arrived at the church, so did the rain….
This was a church has been Georgina’s family church for several generations. It was lovely to see the relationship between the Vicar & Georgina’s sisters when they arrived. It is moments like this that can only be captured by standing back & watching quietly.
All guests were safely inside & then it was time for the Bride & her proud Father to make their entrance. I had been asked not to take any photos during the actual service. The couple wanted to keep it special about the importance of marriage. I think that was really nice, even as a photographer sometimes I think a camera can be a distraction to some people. I sat quietly at the back of the church during the ceremony… unfortunately listening to my WeatherApp being proved right once again. The rain had arrived, good & properly too. Our plan for the group photos to be taken out by the church front gates, was out of the question. The Vicar was good to his word & allowed me to use inside the church as my Plan B. After I managed to get a confetti shot just inside the front porch, the Vicar lead the whole wedding party back into the church for the group photos. I can honestly say it’s the first time I’ve had a confetti canon shot inside a church… As the main wedding guest party headed off to the reception venue, all that remained was to try to get some photos of the newly weds. Earlier I had found 1 spot under some heavy tree branches that might have kept the ground dry enough. The last thing I wanted was to get that lovely wedding dress muddy. I just hoped Georgina would trust me enough to try it. I needn’t have worried…. her sisters scooped up the hem of her dress & we were soon heading out of the church.
Thank you Georgina & Alisdair for choosing me to be part of your day & entrusting your wedding photography to me. I hope you had a lovely day, all my very best wishes for the future.
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